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    New here - hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fiona, Jan 5, 2011.

    Hi,
    I just joined the forum today and thought I'd introduce myself.
    I am Fiona, 28 years old, and love reading and writing - particularly anything dark.

    My favourite authors are Susan Hill, Stephen King, Bill Hussey, Christopher Ransom, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allen Poe....

    I enjoy writing horror stories too, and my new novel The Banishing is being released as paperback and e-book this March.

    You can check out my website here:
    www.fionasfiction.wordpress.com

    I hope to get to know some of you and get involved in the discussions here.

    Thanks,
    Fiona.
     
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    Hi and welcome :D
    I love the website look!
     
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    Thanks very much :)
     
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    wow, that page layout is amazing :]
    that's awesome that you're all the way up there, haha.
    what's it about? something like Saw maybe? I got that idea because of the tag-line "how far would you go to save the one you love?"
     
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    Welcome, and congrats about your novel. :)
     
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    welcome and congratulations from me too:) is this your first novel or have you published others too?
     
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    Thanks for your support, everybody. That's really lovely.

    I have been writing short stories/poems/novels since I was a teenager, but The Banishing is the first one I felt happy enough with to send out into the big wide world. So yes, this is my first published book and I'm excited and nervous about it all :) This a very new experience to me.

    I have been sending out the manuscript of my second novel and am waiting to hear if I'll have any luck with that one. It's called The Obsession.

    It'll be lovely getting to know you all. This forum looks great.
     
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    Hi Fiona and welcome to the forum
     
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    Welcome, Fiona.
     
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    Hello Fiona, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     

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